Cascadia: the Braided Land

It’s great to look out to sea.P2250980

It weaves.

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Then it strikes the land.

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The land weaves, too.

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Any way you look at it, it weaves.P2260520

The beach, too. Here the sun gets woven into the basket.

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You get to walk on the sun.P2290519

Or through it.

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Heart mysteries here.

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Even the pebbles of the strand are woven.

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You can pick them up, carry them for awhile, and then lay them down and make a wish. Then you are woven in there, too.

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There is no end to the ways in which you can be woven into deep time.

P2260007Such stories.P2260654All within one story!

P2260658 It is the story of your blood.

redstone It is not the sea. It is also the land carrying the sea back out at the same time the sea carries the land back out at the same time the land stays behind at the same time the sea uses the land as an anchor.

P2260666In this way, the floors of ancient beaches become the ground of new ones.swirlingstoneThey dive deep under the earth and then rise up.

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Look how the deep earth has broken old sands apart and then bound them together with hardened glass created by seawater heated 100 kilometres below you, and now touching your feet.P2260293Look at the pebbles, worked loose from petrified beaches, roll again in the light.

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Look how the tides, created by the moon …

P2270934… use a tiny piece of solidified gas, heated by water and earth, to remake the moon in the ancient shore that is new again.P2260332 It does it a billion times at once, in a billion different ways.P2260373 It is a language.P2260377 Your body knows how to read it.P2260379You know how to flow with it.

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You know how to braid …

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… to cord …

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… to rope …

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… to knot …

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… to twine …

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and to twist.

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You know how to enter the weaving and walk within the moon and cast for the spirit of the river.

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You moon creature, you.P2260388 You stone person.P2260535 You are walking through the weave.P2260570You are stone being made in the shape of the water being made by the earth in the shape of the moon.

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You are very close to your voice.P2260157 You are speaking now.P2260167

You aren’t going anywhere.

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Where would you go that wasn’t a place you had already arrived.P2280519

You who are woven with the sun.P2280630 You who are the water the sun and the earth braid into channels.P2280566

You who are facing the moon.

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Then swimming out into it.

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You who are already flying back in.

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Come, we have made a place for you among us.

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In the flow.P2280230

In all its pools.P2260550

All of us together.P2280578

All of us.

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Together.

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